US Patent No. 10,512,156

ELECTRONIC DEVICE


Patent No. 10,512,156
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Electronic Device
Inventorship Jochen Kuhn, Bad Urach (DE)
Assignee Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,156

1. An electronic device (100), having a housing (10), which has a cavity (20), in which there is arranged a circuit carrier (30) fitted with electric and/or electronic components (50), forming an electric and/or electronic circuit (40), and having a fuse element (65) making contact with the circuit carrier (30) in order to protect the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) against electrostatic discharges (E), characterized in that the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) comprises a plug contact (60) which has connecting pins (61, 62) and the connecting pins (62) make contact with the circuit carrier (30), wherein at least one connecting pin (65) is formed as the fuse element, in that the at least one connecting pin (65) is connected to a ground line and an extremely small distance (d) of the housing (10) from an electrically conductive region of the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) is provided at a point of the at least one connecting pin (65) formed as the fuse element, by which means, in the event of an electrostatic discharge (E), a preferred discharge path is formed between the housing (10) and the ground line.